Published: Mon, March 11, 2019
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

‘Captain Marvel’ Scores $302 Million International Debut

‘Captain Marvel’ Scores $302 Million International Debut

That's exactly what happened for cinema-goers about to watch Captain Marvel in New Jersey, when Carol Danvers herself, Brie Larson, turned up for a surprise visit on Saturday.

The huge debut is likely to see the movie, which is the first woman-lead superhero pic from Marvel Studios and Disney, land in the top 20 domestic openings of all time.

"She definitely pushed us higher, further, faster", said Disney distribution chief Cathleen Taff.

The result came in at the high end of expectations for Captain Marvel, and ranks as one of Marvel's most successful character debuts.

"Captain Marvel" presents a unique perspective on the meaning of strength and redefines the role of emotion as it pertains to heroism.

The Captain Marvel box office also gives it the seventh best MCU opening, the third-best March opening weekend, the sixth best worldwide opening, and fifth best foreign opening.

The Marvel superhero flick was initially slated for a conservative $125 million opening domestically.

The custom Captain Marvel Xbox One X
The custom Captain Marvel Xbox One X

Thor Diakow, film critic for Breakfast Television on CityTV, told 660 NEWS that we are in an exciting era of movies. In fact, these small additions to the collective Marvelverse knowledge are what fans seem especially excited about. However, the film's take is now estimated to be between $153 million and $157 million.

With that in mind, us expecting to see a pure adaptation of any Captain Marvel comic was probably foolish from the very start. Just then, Captain Marvel appears and asks for Fury. Have you seen the movie yet?

"Tell me as soon as you get a signal", says Black Widow. "And I think you see that in the broadening of their fan base". Reviews were less enthusiastic but still good, landing 79 per cent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

It's not unusual for Hollywood stars to drop in on their own films during opening, especially if the movie is playing in Los Angeles.

The Captain Marvel Saturday box office brings in an estimated $53,037,000, which means the flick is now over $100 million at the USA box office.

"We are going to cast the best Eternals cast that we can and when we're ready to announce it we promise you we will".

As his pager fell to the floor the audience was given a glimpse at Captain Marvel's symbol on the screen, and we knew in Earth's hour of need he had turned to the most powerful Avenger of all.

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